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Breakwater Reconstruction at Finlay Point Small Craft Harbour, Inverness County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake a breakwater reconstruction project at Finlay Point Harbour, located near Mabou in Inverness County, Nova Scotia.  The breakwater reconstruction will consist of the use of heavy equipment such as excavators and haul trucks working from the breakwater as it is being constructed.

The breakwater will be constructed following a sequence of activities including the removal of the existing armour stone which will be salvaged to incorporate in the new design followed by the installation of filter stone and topped with armour stone.  The proposed reconstructed breakwater will have a crest width of 4 meters with a new crest elevation of +5.5 meters.  Depending on the selected construction strategy, this may involve working from a barge to build it up to high water, complete the nose then work back to shore or it may involve working out from the shore without the use of a barge. 


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Latest update

End of Public Comment Period

September 22, 2020 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours is considering comments received to date to inform its determination on whether carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours
Chyann Kirby, Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, NB E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • Finlay Point Harbour (Nova Scotia)
  • Project Type

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada- Small Craft Harbours (DFO-SCH)
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby projects

..within 200 kilometres
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